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The New York branch of the “Bans off Our Bodies” pro-choice march featured speeches from prominent politicians and clear displeasure with at least one Democratic senator.
The “Bans Off Our Bodies” event, organized by a coalition of groups including Planned Parenthood and the Women’s March on the National Mall in DC, is part of a national day of action to push back against states imposing restrictions on the ‘abortion. Many cities across the country will also hold rallies, including Chicago, Dallas and others.
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The senses. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-NY, joined Saturday’s march in New York City and chanted “Stand Up, Fight Back” to protect abortion rights, along with “Hands Off Our Bodies.”
The protests began in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that said the justices were set to overturn decades of precedent recognizing access to abortion as part of the constitutional right to private life.
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Schumer said he no longer does interviews, Gillibrand said it’s important to establish “how politicized the Supreme Court has been,” starting by documenting the court’s previous statements that the court has refers to Roe v. Wade as “established precedent”, which the court said should be given “due weight and respect”.
“We should establish that this Supreme Court, in particular the five justices who support this decision, deliberately misled the Senate in their confirmation process, and I think that then establishes that the Supreme Court has become too politicized and dysfunctional” , Gillibrand told Fox News. Digital.
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Gillibrand said she would not accept a Supreme Court decision that overturns Roe, and would help fight to overturn that decision “by law” and codify Roe. She added that the newly formed bill that seeks to codify Roe says nothing about boundaries, but pointed out that the bill would simply seek to codify Roe and Casey against Planned Parenthood “as interpreted by the court.”
When asked if he supports limits on abortion, New York City Mayor Eric Adams told Fox News Digital, “No, I think women should have the right to choose their bodies, men shouldn’t have the right to choose how women treat their bodies.”
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One of the most notable chants from protesters in New York was that “Joe Manchin must go,” with some calls for Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, to also leave for helping sink the attempt to codify Roe in the law.
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